Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Post-IslamismThe Changing Faces of Political Islam$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Asef Bayat

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199766062

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766062.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 15 December 2018

Hizbullah’s Infitah:

Hizbullah’s Infitah:

A Post-Islamist Turn?

(p.240) 8Hizbullah’s Infitah:

Joseph Alagha

Oxford University Press

Since the end of the civil war in 1990, the resistance movement Hizbullah transformed by altering its ideology and militant character of the 1980s – when it anathematized the political system and regarded the Lebanese state as an apostate – to a gradual integration process into political and public life. Within the domains of its infitah (‘opening-up’) project, Hizbullah implemented its integration (moderation) program through a bona fide policy shift that seemingly adheres to the wilayat al-faqih (guardianship of the jurisprudent) rhetoric, while in reality it has distanced itself from it by providing alternative reading, justification, and reinterpretation. Could Hizbullah’s infitah policy be interpreted as a post-Islamist trend or read as a bottom-up Islamization in disguise?

Keywords:   Post-Islamism, Lebanon, Hizbullah, Islamism, political Islam

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .